Sunday, December 10, 2017
The Sacred Slow A Holy Departure From Fast Faith By Alicia Britt Chole Review
The Sacred Slow: A Holy Departure From Fast Faith
by Alicia Britt Chole
52 Experiences in Unhurried Honesty with God
If yesterday’s word was “simple,” tomorrow’s word will be “slow.”
Our culture is shifting from fast food to health food both physically and spiritually. Self-care, soul-care, life coaches, and spiritual retreats all show our dissatisfaction in quick fixes and fast faith. The Sacred Slow is an invitation to unhurried honesty before God. Formatted as 52 experiences, The Sacred Slow reminds readers on every page that God never wanted to use them: He always wanted to love them.
Experienced devotionally or in small groups, each chapter features a short but unexpected reading and two options for application: a thought focus or a heart exercise. The content is the overflow of Dr. Alicia Britt Chole’s thirty+ years as a spiritual mentor to leaders and learners. The tone is personal, practical, and penetrating. The fruit is sustainable (as opposed to event-based) intimacy with God.
I received a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's review- I feel like this book brings about a chance at fair discussion and debate and it incorporates tones that usually have people arguing about for hours on end. It depends on your strength and knowledge based on your own thoughts as this portrays what the author wants the reader to feel and think about. It is faith laced not really faith based but includes enough to push you a certain way when reading.